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Old 2017-03-14
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Google finally paid for a set of satellite scans of Wimac West - the jet runway is visible from space!

https://www.google.com/maps/place/22...!4d-74.5615801

And the property is for sale! We bought a 20 acres farm south of this place which will be more of a challenge for a runway [10 acres of maples], but I'm into quads now, so don't need them wings no more.
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Google finally paid for a set of satellite scans of Wimac West - the jet runway is visible from space!

https://www.google.com/maps/place/22...!4d-74.5615801

And the property is for sale! We bought a 20 acre farm south of this place which will be more of a challenge for a runway [10 acres of maples], but I'm into quads now, so don't need them wings no more.
You are using the runway for jets?
Don't you think is kinda short at 193ft?
The Wimac runway is 355ft and is still a bit short for jets.
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Old 2017-03-15
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No room for error

It sure is short! and only 15 feet wide, but you hone your skills when it is this tight. They're EDFs actually, but they still take up the entire runway to stop and most of it to take off.

I had a blast for 3 years and the skies here are better than WIMAC, fewer trees and its 30 feet up from the surrounding farm land, so you've got a better view all around. Of course, if you do drop one off the property, ain't no fun finding it in corn, but knock on wood, I haven't lost one yet.
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Runway comparisons from space

See below WIMAC versus my installation - both are the same heading, but WIMAC sure is wider and longer! But I sold the farm, pulled up the runway and the grass is already growing! The geo textile proved quite good for electrics, and had stripped the earth bare - when I rolled it up, the ground was black, no sign of life of any kind, yet within a month, grass blades began to pop up here and there.
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